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Nov 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
, tensions are rising in cairo and across egypt, days after that country's new president once hailed as a hero and reformer made a huge power grab that has some labeling him egypt's new pharaoh. tonight supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi are calling for mass demonstrations. nbc's jim maceda is high above cairo's tahrir square. jim, good evening. >> reporter: hi, kate. well, of course, tahrir square behind me was ground zero for egypt's 2011 uprising, but lately it's had a similar feel and the smell of tear gas is back in the air. clashes between morsi opponents and riot police raged through the night and into a second day. protesters turning tahrir square into a tent encampment and pledging to target the besieged president until he designs or rescinds the decrees which give him sweeping powers and put him above the law. the move has triggered riots across the country, injuring more than 300 egyptians. "if morsi does that, we'll be exactly like iran, said this protester. "he is making himself not just a dicer, he's making himself a god." he said he had to take action to take ra
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Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
attention to overseas. it was less than a week ago you may recall the president of egypt, president morsy, was hailed as a hero for helping to broker that cease-fire between israel and hamas. well, days later he surprised just about everybody by awarding himself sweeping new powers back home in egypt. that triggered a wave of violence in the streets. it brought crowds and protesters back to the familiar confines of tahrir square. tonight, the president of egypt is embarking on a campaign of damage control. our report from nbc's ayman mohyeldin in cairo. >> reporter: a day of mourning across egypt, in cairo, thousands paid respects to a protester killed by police. and in alexandria, a funeral for the member of the muslim brotherhood, just fifteen years old. both were victims of the riots that broke out after president morsy gave himself sweeping new powers. it ignited a wave of protests among them, and loyal supporters fighting in the streets. the muslim brotherhood were to blame, we elected them, thought they would lift us up, but they threw us to the ground. i will never vote for them ag
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Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets where they never fired them before. a complete surprise, jerusalem, israel's capital, was attacked for the first time today. this picture on the internet, two rockets fired from gaza fell harmlessly outside the city. tel aviv, too, for the second time in two days in two days, the second time the rocket fell in the sea. hamas showing its back has not been broken. there is no rest for the south, either, even while burying the dead from yesterday's raid that killed three people. mourners went into panic, at yet another siren warning for yet another rocket at
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Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
>>> and in egypt, the new president there just handed himself a lot more power. and so the streets in cairo explode again while the region watches a shaky cease-fire. >>> and the stories we're just now learning about. the people who saved so many lives after that awful chain-reaction thanksgiving day pileup in texas. >> and thinking outside the box when shopping for that perfect gift. remember, a lot of kids are just fine with the box. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, we learned a new term this year, you might have heard it, some people were trotting out gray thursday to describe the stores open on thanksgiving day to get a jump on the shopping season that normally begins with black friday today, tonight. and all over the country. while the gray was meant to show the kind oretailing gray area, the black in black friday of course, means in the black positive sales to start off the season. there was a time when this day every year was not the same as injuries, incidents and riots, but it has happened again as americans get all worked up into a shopping frenzy. we begin toni
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
and his no tax hike pledge. >>> plus, rebellion continues in egypt. a meth lab on wheels? cheerleaders for a cause. and the biggest power ball jackpot ever. >> this is "early today" for monday, november 26th, 2012. >> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. say what you will about the state of the economy, but americans didn't hold back on what turned out to be a record-breaking holiday weekend for retailers. and it's not over yet. cyber monday is officially in full swing and experts predict today will be the biggest online shopping day of the year to the tune of $1.5 billion. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: from the moment doors opened thursday, before the thanksgiving dishes were even done, almost a quarter billion shoppers will have been online or in stores. >> i just prepare, put my speakers on and go for it. >> reporter: shopping started earlier than ever, and in spite of the employee protests, the early opening paid off. according to the national retail federation, more than 35 million shopped on thanksgiving, six million more than last year. black fri
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Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
are under way in cairo. egypt knows without a truce the conflict could spread throughout the area. both sides have conditions the leader said israel must stop killing its leaders and give palestinians more freedom to travel and import goods. israeli prime minister netanyahu, according to aides, also wanted a negotiated settlement. first, a cease-fire, then more talking. the palestinian negotiator visited gaza with a message from the cairo talks. >> yes, there is a possibility that there are serious negotiations. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy
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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
president of egypt, mohamed morsi. the question now, is will it hold? will the people of the region get some peace? we have more on both sides of the conflict. we get more from our chief correspondent andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate, the cease-fire was brokered under pressure from president obama, but wouldn't have happened without egypt's new islamic president, mohamed morsi, playing a key role. the cease-fire came after another night of punishing air strikes against gaza. and the first bus bombing in tel aviv in eight years. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, the rocket attacks must end to bring a broader, calm return. >> reporter: the agreement calls for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the pre
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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
center stage in protests in egypt. the president seizes more power, undermining the country's democratic reform. the turmoil follows a still fragile cease-fire in gaza as the middle east takes another volatile turn. >>> at home, white house critics press for more answers about what went wrong in libya, and whether officials were truthful with the public. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >>> my guests this morning weigh in. chairman of the armed services committee carl levin. and chairman of the house homeland security committee, new york republican peter king. then where does america stand on the verge of a second obama term in office? the economy, the fiscal cliff talks, the president's priorities in the next four years. our roundtable is here. david brooks of "the new york times." msnbc's reverend al sharpton. former ceo of hewlett-packard carly fiorina >> historian and film maker ken burns. and nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. and we'l
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
strategic question. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term that's got to be dominated by this region. >> i think so. it's the middle east, so there's good news and bad news. the good news is that the obama administration did an excellent job of supporting israel all through this. made israel feel moderate and the arabs feel realistic. the second piece of good news is that egypt, even under the muslim brotherhood, has an interest in having stability. that's very important. the bad news is the islamists are in control. in the palestinian areas with hamas and certainly in control in egypt. and there's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a p
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
of palestinians were being treated for injuries, word from egypt that a truce would be in place by the day's end came as a shock. then israel switched into really high gear, using the last few hours to target four cars of suspected militants. killing more than a dozen palestinians and two journalists from a pro hamas tv station. palestinian families suddenly began flooding into schools. they were frantic, overloaded with blankets, arriving packed in cars. on horse drawn carts, on tractors. we're doomed this woman said, we've been kicked out of our homes. more rushed into classrooms, looking for shelter. >> people are screening in here after these leaflets were dropped on their homes. they say in arabic, immediately evaluate your houses by order of the israeli military. it's created something of a panic here, and people think an israeli invasion could be imminent. israel said it dropped leaflets so civilians can avoid conflict zones. for many here, this felt like a cruel trick. hundreds of thousands of gazans ordered to move away from the israeli border with little notice. and told to move into a
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> i'm veroniy r n egypt visitors can get a revived glimpse of history. after six years of renovations and the arab spring uprising the tomb of king tut has been reopened. the u.s. ambassador to egypt received a special tour. the events marks 90 years since the tomb was first discovered. egypt is hoping to boost tourism industry. >>> to mexico city a musical trip to the church. mariachis came together to celebrate the feast day of patron saint cecelia. they marched through the streets in jackets and sombreros before a mass and concert. the journey is carried out every year on november 22nd. >>> one south korean park teaches visitors about a different kind of throne. the park is now home to what is said to be the world's first toilet culture park. statues and educational displays teach visitors the history of toilets and raises awareness about sanitation. the park even has additional exhibits inside of a toilet-shaped building. not every day you see that. >> someone had a little too much time on their hands and money and engineering skills. >>> you don't even know what to say. >> school
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
of the new arab spring balance of power, the muslim brotherhood in egypt, to leverage that possibility. israel. israel has been watching for the last six to nine months hamas bringing in longer and longer range missiles from iran. i think they saw this as an opportunity of necessity to take those out, missiles that can now hit tel aviv and jerusalem. egypt. this is a real problem for egypt. you have a new government there that needs money from the united states. they don't want to be caught in a struggle between israel and the palestinians. for iran, this is a godsend. it takes world attention off their nuclear program and puts pressure on all the more moderate forces in the arab world, puts them at the head. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. takes all the attention officer ya. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> ther
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
as person of the year. >>> plus crisis in egypt. the political power play that is sparking the largest protests so far this week just ahead. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. >>> welcome back now, the time is 6:12 on a tuesday morning. thick fog making an appearance yet again this morning in san rafael and over the greater bay area. make sure you give yourselves plenty of time. we have a lot of moisture in the area as three storm systems approach the coast. we will time that out for you and tell you who might just get 5 inches of rain coming up. back to you guys. >> thank you, christina. 6:twech 6:12. tahrir square once again the epicenter of political protests in cairo, egypt. protesters are gathering there for a massive demonstration against president mohammed morsy. it was less than a week ago he was hailed as a hero
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
on egypt's growing polarization over a controversial news by newly elected president mohammed more si. the unrest is spilling into violence. >>> plus, the the look back at the life and career of actor larry hagman from his "i dream of jeannie" days to "dallas." >>> and we enjoyed a fairly nice start to the weekend. 60s and 70s for high temperatures just a couple of hours ago. but we're also tracking some rather large changes showing up in the seven-day forecast that will include wind, rain, and some big surf. we'll let you know if it's going to impact the rest of your holiday weekend forecast when we come back. >>> egyptian opposition leaders are calling for peaceful protect in the face of mohammed horsi declare for sweeping more powers this week. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: at dawn, there were more tense than protesters on tahrir square, ground zero for last year's uprising. but that didn't stop clashes with police on approach roads where protesters blocked traffic, defying president mohammed m okay rsi's orders after he declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving h
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
of cairo and now there are fears a second revolution may be looming in egypt goi following the series of decrees. the decree that gives the president immunity from the nation's courts. nbc reports from cairo. >> reporter: for a fourth straight night, protesters attacked the office of morsi's freedom party. demonstrators are angry at morsi's decision that is leaning the country to a dictatorship. >> a country of institution. not symbolize in one person. >> reporter: morsi's decree gives him more powers. morsi's decisions are beyond challenges and he also dismissed the attorney general. now the attorney general backed by the country's powerful judges, many of whom were appointed by hosni mubarak are fighting back. they are calling for a strike? the courtrooms. morsi and others have blamed the judiciary for blocking key reforms and annuling the party. mainly islam report. on tuesday, tens of thousands of supporters of the president are expected to hold competing rallies a few miles apart from each other. without a solution, the streets of egypt may not be calm. reporting for nbc, cairo.
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
&t. ♪ >>> a massive anti-government protest is under way in cairo today. opponents of egypt's newly elected president is going to pull back of his decrees issued last friday. nbc's ayman mulhedian has the report. >> reporter: tens of thousands of egyptians are expected to pour into the tahrir square on thursday demanding president morsi rescind a decree that gave him sweeping new powers, particularly the ability to legislate without any judicial review. outside the u.s. embassy, r rioters clashed. now president morsi has defended his decision saying he had to take the measure because of judicial interference. he said the egypt judicial is full of remnants of the old regime and not allowing him to get anything done in the country. organizations have been concerned that morsi and his muslim brotherhood are trying to usurp power in the country. it has left hundreds of people injured and a few deaths. officials in cairo are concerned about growing confrontations. arriva reporting for nbc news, cairo. >>> meantime in the west bank, scientists are studying the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clu
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Nov 25, 2012 3:30pm PST
in egypt. growing fight between a president once hailed as a hero and angry protesters threatening a revolution. >>> road rage caught on camera but not in the way you might think. how folks on two wheels are turning into four wheelers who don't play nice on the road. >>> making a difference for families who thought their most cherished memories were lost forever. >>> good evening. by any measure this weekend has been a bonanza for retailers. we went from gray thursday to black friday and we're rounding the corner into cyber monday. one of our viewers suggested today should have been dubbed so broke sunday. say what you will about the state of the economy but americans didn't hold back this holiday weekend. a record number of shoppers were out there, 247 million in all. the amount spent per shopper last year, total spending was up, online sales was up too. that doesn't include all the online spending about to happen tomorrow. we begin with kristen dahlgen at a mall in california. kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. those door buster deals may be gone but the shoppers aren't. y
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
police. a political power play creates a crisis in egypt. the latest details unfolding as we speak just ahead. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> welcome back on a cyber monday. the time is 6:12. thick fog making for dangerous commuting conditions. you can see that here on the golden gate bridge. let's take you now to the bay bridge, same deal here. you want to give yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination safely and we want to report now sfo says one hour and 15 minute flight delays due to the fog. back to you. >>> happening now, a look at tahrir square where it is starting to look like revolution all over again. as political protests break out in egypt. our cameras ca
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
secretary clinton has arrived in cairo and is meeting with egypt's president. she released a statement about that bus blast in tel aviv. she calls it a terrorist attack and says the u.s., quote, strongly condemns it. the explosion rocked this bus as it was traveling by israel's military headquarters. it is still standing but the windows are completely blown out and at least 16 people were hurt. 2 seriously. no one has claimed responsibility outright but take a look at this, new video into our newsroom showing what palestinian officials are calling a bus blast celebration in gaza. you can see peep enjople enjoyi few treats. israel fired at least 30 rockets overnight and troops are still stationed, ready to target hamas if necessary. >> we're about to go to -- bombs and fire. nobody wants to go -- >> remember, a cease-fire was supposed to happen yesterday. instead on this eighth day of fighting the death toll continues to rise with more than 130 palestinians killed so far, hundreds more hurt. getting back to secretary clinton's meeting with egypt's president, that's happening now. according to
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
from israel. secretary of state clinton is currently meeting with egypt's president in cairo, hoping to broker a deal. experts say this particular meeting could impact our relationship with egypt. >> either decides he's going to try to control hamas or he's not. if he doesn't, we can pull the plug on assistance. >> remember, a cease-fire was supposed to happen yesterday. instead, the death toll with more than 150 palestinians killed. dozens of them civilians. compared to 5 israelis. just coming across the wire right now, a u.n. aid agency says some 10,000 gazans have evacuated their homes and are staying in u.n.-run schools after the israeli military dropped off leaflet, warning them to evacuate there. a very scary reality. >> thank you very much. >>> closer to home, an oakland man found dead after an hours long search and rescue effort. this all happened at the old rock kwoquarry in oakland. the man's roommate called 911 after he'd been gone for more than an hour. they live in a condo with no backyard and a balcony that overlooks the water-filled quarry 100 feet below. the man had g
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
with egypt's foreign minister. she flew to the region yesterday to help egypt who served as the mediator to broker the truce. israel agreed to stop air strikes against hamas. the palestinian militant group which ruled the gaza strip. israel says it will ease restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. in return, hamas will stop launching rockets in israel. but up until the last minute today the attacks continued. a bus explosion in tel aviv injured two dozen people. in the west bank missile strikes destroyed several more buildi s buildings. eight days of bloodshed have cost the lives of 150 palestinians and five israelis. for now, the physical attacks may have stopped but the verbal attacks continue. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said if the ceasefire does not hold he would consider more severe military action including a ground invasion. and a defiant hamas leader admits israel caused a lot of deadly destruction this past week but underlying structure of resistance remains intact. egypt is being praised for negotiating this ceasefire. new
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
constantly with prime minister netanyahu, president morsi of egypt is also the prime minister of turkey. he said the goal is nothing can be done until the missiles stop coming onto israel's soil. once that stops, then a de-escalation of this violence, he hopes, can happen. by the way, as you pointed out, lester, there is a historical nature to the president's trip here. the first american president to visit myanmar, formerly known as burma and cambodia and he heads there in about 12 hours after he overnight here in bangkok. >> all right, chuck todd, thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good to see you. president obama has not really inserted himself in the mideast peace process to the extent that his predecessors have. given this current explosion of violence with hamas, given the changes in the arab world we've seen over the last two years, will he have to become more involved? >> i think he probably will. and whether he pursues what a lot of presidents pursue in its second term and that is mideast peace between israelis and palestinians, i think is an open question b
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
. then palestinian president abbasn west bank. egypt is known as the strong mediator between the israelis and palestinians. as you touched on and laura mentioned, a cease-fire truce is a long ways off as rockets continue to fly into southern israel and gaza city. just moments ago a new air strike aimed at jerusalem was reported. officials say this is only the second attack, rocket attack aimed at jerusalem since the fighting began wednesday. but police say the rocket apparently did not reach the city and authorities are now searching for the blast site. to make matters worse, a top hamas military commander is urging his fighters to keep up the attacks on israel. all while top diplomats, including clinton, are working toward peace of the one of the problems is the israelis want more than just a temporary cease-fire. >> if a cease-fire is going to take place, what is the dpa guarantee this is not going to break down in a couple of weeks. >> just in the u.s. state department saying she will emphasize the united states' interest in a peaceful outitem that protects and enhances israel's securi
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
and in egypt. in tunisia, for the win minister was here in gaza. yesterday the egyptian prime minister here. hamas is a division of the muslim brotherhood. the egyptian president is now from the muslim brotherhood. hamas is counting on this arab solidarity, this new playing field to significantly change the balance of power between the hamas militants who clearly don't have the kind of weapons that israel has, but they think now they will have broader political support, not from just the new arab government but also from the newly empowered arab streets. >> how nervous is this making the united states? given the arab support and the tenuous support from the arab brotherhood, is israel been encouraged to show restraint in this case? >> i think the united states is asking all parties to show restraint. the president, according to reports, has spoken with the egyptian president, he has spoken to the israelis. it's in israel's interest. it's in egypt's interests, the united states interests to tamp this down. it is not, however, in hamas' interests. hamas' strategy is to inspire the revolutiona
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Nov 20, 2012 4:30am PST
between israel and hamas show no sign of ending. negotiations are under way with egypt as mediator. >> we're encouraged by the cooperation and the consultation we've had with the egyptian leadership. we want to see that, again, support a process that can deescalate the situation. >> reporter: but the two sides are far apart. hamas wants israel to stop killing its leaders. israel insists on a cease-fire first. that's the message secretary of state clinton will take when she meets with israel, egypt and the palestinians. >> we need a little bit of a period of quiet diplomacy to try to de-escalate this. >> reporter: president obama still traveling in asia was on the phone till 2:30 this morning trying to keep this from escalating to a ground war. >> if israelis push across the border, the narrative changes, the picture changes, in way that say will make it that much more difficult to get back to a negotiation. >> reporter: but israelis want more than just a temporary cease-fire. >> if the cease-fire is going to take place, what is the guarantee that this is not something that's going to brea
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
the gaza border ready to go in at a moment's notice. negotiations are under way with egypt as mediator and now secretary clinton there to share her expertise. >> we are encouraged by the cooperation and the consultation we've had with the egyptian leadership. we want to see that, again, support a process that can de-escalate the situation. >> reporter: also new overnight, an israeli man is in custody after attacking a security guard with a knife and an ax. this happened at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard is okay, though he was stabbed in the leg. at this point officials aren't sure if this attack was related to the ongoing violence there. getting back to hillary clinton, she is expected to meet with prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president moabbas. >>> a south bay pastor has stepped down after allegedly allowing a registered sex offender to volunteer at his school. the reverend has resigned. he reportedly defended 51-year-old mark gurries when parents got upset the registered sex offender was volunteering at a school event. he was convicted in 2010. he had a note givi
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
." a possible calming influence, tomorrow, the prime minister of egypt will visit gaza saturday, the prime minister of turkey, hoping by their very presence it will calm things down, making it harder for hamas to fire rockets and making it harder for israel to attack. now breaking news, also just hearing that a few minutes ago, three palestinian children were reported killed in an israeli bomb attack. >> we'll take whatever calming influence we can get in this still new conflict. martin fletcher in tel aviv. nbc's ayman mohyeldin has been able to make his way into gaza city tonight. he was able to file this report a short time ago as this conflict you're about to see took on much more of the appearance of a shooting war. >> reporter: well, you can hear the sounds of the explosions behind me, brian. it is an indication that the israeli operation is continuing well into the night. and that really is what has th people here very much anxious, very much nervous. it has been like this for the past several hours. there is no indication it will let up. in fact, they're bracing for the possibility
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Nov 19, 2012 4:00am PST
so much. >>> and now but turn to the middle east with talks scheduled in egypt on a possible cease fire. but hamas militants in gaza are still firing rockets into israel, and the palestinian death toll from israeli attacks increases. nbc's stephanie gosk is live this morning in tel aviv for us. stephanie, what can you tell us? >> good morning, veronica. the violence has been intense over the last 24 hours. no sign of it letting up, even as those talks are on going in cairo. so far today, 40 rockets have been launched out of gaza into israel. 33 have fallen. there are no injuries even though two of the rockets, one hit a school and one hit a house, damaging it significantly. the same can't be said on the gaza side. you know, this effort began with the israeli defense forces hitting things like storage facilities and rocket launchers. they've expanded that operation to include the homes of hamas leaders. that has led to a number of civilian casualties, both today and the worst attack on sunday that killed 12 people in one building, a two-story building. ten people from the same famil
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Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
morsi to broker a deal. a test that could impact our relationship with egypt. >> he either decides he's going to try to control hamas or he's not. if he doesn't, well, then, we can pull the plug on assistant. >> reporter: at least 100 palestinians and 5 israelis killed as a result of this rocket fire. both sides ready for a truce. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> new this morning, an oakland man found dead after an hour long search and rescue effort. this all happened at the old rock quarry in oakland behind the rock ridge shopping mall. the man's roommate called 911 after he had been gone for more than an hour. the quarry is about 100 feet down below. the roommate says the man went out looking for his cat but never cape bame back. divers from the sheriff's office searched until finding that man's body this morning. the fire department is not releasing the man's name. >>> 4:38 this morning. a marine shot and killed by palm springs police officers will be laid to rest. family and friends held a can candlelight vigil for the corporal after the viewing last night. they say
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
to "early today." here are some of the stories making news this morning. >>> in egypt, more angry protests in cairo against president mohammed morsi and his decree granting himself nearly absolute power. more than 200,000 people packed tahrir square. >>> four female soldiers who served tours in iraq or afghanistan filed a federal lawsuit yesterday trying to force the pentagon to end a ban on women serving in combat jobs. the suit says service women have often found themselves in combat without receiving the same rewards or opportunities for promotion. >>> a federal judge is ordering big tobacco companies to run ads saying they deliberately deceived the american public about the health effects of smoking. appeals are expected. >>> and prince william and his wife kate who became the duke and duchess of cambridge on their wedding day last year made their first official visit to cambridge this morning. the couple are meeting with students from cambridge university. they will also visit a homeless charity and hospital. >>> here's how wall street will kick off the day. the dow fell 89 points yes
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
. in egypt, president mohammed morsi is expected to approve a new constitution passed by the assembly as early as saturday. that may mean an end to the protests against morsi's decree giving himself new powers. >>> former president george h.w. bush is expected to leave a houston hospital by the weekend. the 88-year-old was treated for bronchitis and a lingering cough. >>> private bradley manning spoke at a hearing on charges he faces for leaking secrets to wikileaks. he told a military judge he was kept in solitary confinement and only allowed 20 minutes outdoors per day. >>> supreme court justice is meeting behind closed doors regarding same-sex marriage. they're expected to take up at least one of them, most likely a challenge to the defense of marriage act which defines a marriage as a union between one man and with mon. >>> joe biden went shopping and tasted food and bought children's books, a big screen tv and an apple pie. >>> >>> a the new list of the most popular baby names for 2012 is just out. top names for boys, aiden, jackson, ethan, liam, and mason. and top names for girl
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
. in countries in transition, egypt and afghanistan, people were concerned about continuity and aid. they were worried about what forging new relationships with a new administration would mean exactly to them. in europe, all about the economy. in fact, a poll was done that showed 75% of europeans would vote for obama. 92% of germans. when you look at a place like, say, israel, if the election happened here, the landslide would be romney's. he's gained enormous support there after he visited and has been vocally supportive of potential israeli action against iran's nuclear facilities. >> michelle, thank you. >>> we want to let you know right here, brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6:00 central tomorrow night. >>> it's time for a look at the weather and the nor'easter headed our way. bill karins is live for us down in democracy plaza. not a bad gig. good morning, bill. >> good morning, veronica. the sun is coming up on the east coast. this will be the scene for nbc news, the place to be and the plac
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
at the border. we'll have the latest. >>> and what egypt's president did that led to violent protests in cairo. >>> the holiday shopping season is officially under way, earlier than ever, with some stores opening thanksgiving night. shoppers were fired up coast to coast and it was a real workout after the big meal, racing down the aisles for black friday deals. walmart, toys r us and target opened last night at 8:00 p.m. the decision to start black friday deals early sparked controversy. early signs show that sales are strong. not everyone feeling the holiday spirit. this is youtube video of walmart shoppers in georgia for a prepaid cell phone. walmart says no one was hurt in the scuffle. the company says black friday 2012 is its best ever. this is the first year walmart started black friday on thanksgiving day and many embloiembloi -- employees walked off the job. >>> scott budman braved the mall today and found a lot of happy shoppers. >> reporter: big crowds. deep discounts. and hospitals of tech tryouts. west field valley fair had a steady stream of shopper. happy kids and apparently happy
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Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
for repair. much more ahead on the bay. protests in egypt and returning to normal. tens of thens of students head back to school in gaza following eight days of violence between israel and hamas. >>> welcome back to the program. a beautiful shot this morning. alcatraz is clear in san francisco as is much of the bay. if you are going to get out, it's a great day no matter what your plans. even small business saturday shopping. gray thursday, black friday and small business saturday. >> a help for the local businesses. a good cause. the weather will be nice no matter what your plans. patchy fog may slow you down this morning. inland valleys are chilly. upper 30s and low 40s and 50 in san francisco with a light offshore breeze. san francisco is actually mostly clear where we had the fog is around fairfield and santa rosa and sunol. we will see it around 9:00 or 10:00. the central valley fog breaks up to hazy sunshine and patches of low clouds near the coastline. a nice day at upper 60s to near 70 from san francisco to oakland. low to mid 70s to the south to santa cruz and 70s around the trivall
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Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
on the violent clashes in egypt which turned deadly today. >>> plus, a trip from the bay area to southern california takes an unexpected turn. the pilot forced to land his plane on a college campus. . also. >> do i think we can win ten games, i can't predict the games we went but i know we can win more than lose. >> that's one coach with a lot to proud of. celebrating a big victory tonight. >>> take a look at this video here. you will wonder how it is that two people walked away from in the crash scene with minor injury. the pilot and passenger were flying from nevada to john wayne airport in orange county when the plane lost pow er over the san fernando valley. the pilot landed on a cal state soccer field, tore through a fence, flipped over and came to a stop on the sidewalk. the van nuys airport just five miles away. >>> overseas in egypt the growing protest over the president's sweeping new powers turned deadly this weekend. two people, one of them a teenager, were killed and another 500 injured when demonstrators clashed with police today. much of the violence happened when protesters
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Nov 26, 2012 2:00am PST
for a second term in office. america's influence abroad takes center stage in protests in egypt. the president seizes more power, undermining the country's democratic reform. the turmoil follows a still fragile cease-fire in gaza as the middle east takes another volatile turn. >>> at home, white house critics press for more answers about what went wrong in libya, and whether officials were truthful with the public. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >>> my guests this morning weigh in. chairman of the armed services committee carl levin. and chairman of the house homeland security committee, new york republican peter king. then where does america stand on the verge of a second obama term in office? the economy, the fiscal cliff talks, the president's priorities in the next four years. our roundtable is here. david brooks of "the new york times." msnbc's reverend al sharpton. former ceo of hewlett-packard carly fiorina >> historian and film maker ken burns. and nbc chief foreign affa
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
cease-fire. israel and hamas agreeing to stop the rocket launches while egypt's prime minister visits gaza today. but that deal collapsed as both sides accused the other of violating it. israel targeted 150 rocket launching sites and ammunition warehouses in gaza, as militants there fired dozens of rockets into israel. in fact in tel aviv, air raid sirens are going off citywide as they continue to do this afternoon. so far the back and forth attacks have left 20 people dead and more than 200 people hurt. it's a very fluid situation. we'll stay on top of this to bring you the latest. >> we'll keep checking back with you as well. thank you very much, marla. >>> it is 5:03. police in the north bay hope you can help track down a man accused of attacking two college students. officers released a sketch of a man they describe as hispanic between 18 and 25 years old, between 5'4" and 5'7" with a thin build. he had high cheekbones, prominent ears and dark spots on both cheeks. the man was possibly stabbed. police say he is armed and dangerous. if you've seen him or know anything about the att
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
and not exercise overuse of force here. egypt is involved. they are trying to negotiate some sort of truce between the two and they have laid out some parameters, although we have no word yet that those have been accepted. president obama, who has been traveling in southeast asia, has been trying to stay on top of this by phone. he's been talking with egypt's president, turkey's prime minister, israel's prime minister. he said over the weekend that we've got to back israel's right to defend itself, that the only way this is going to stop is for those rockets believed to be launched from hamas, at least from hamas strong holds, to stop coming into israel from gaza. that's where things stand right now. still quite a volatile situation this morning. >> tracie potts, thank you very much from washington, d.c. >>> also new this morning, president obama is on his first post-election trip abroad today visiting southeast asia. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton snaupd me an -- stopped in myanmar early this morning. they met with an activist where she spent several hours under house arrest
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
on right now. egypt a key player with these negotiations because they tend to negotiate with both hamas and israel. turkey has the ear of both sides and so they're involved in this as well. the president has been on the horn while he's traveling in southeast asia with turkey's prime minister, with egypt's president, with israel's prime minister. and so it is certainly possible, yes, because even though we're seeing the violence escalate, there is a lot of pressure from a number of different nations not to turn this into an all-out ground war. >> ever changing as we continue to take a live look at the pictures from gaza. thank you very much. >>> also new this morning, president obama making a landmark visit to myanmar during a trip to asia. the president now the very first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar, also known as burma. this is a country struggling with democracy after 49 years of military rule. during a speech the president offering encouragement to the country as it transitions to democracy saying, quote, the united states of america is with you. >> this nation that's bee
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
gathering in cairo to protest egypt's new president. overnight protesters fought with riot police in tahrir square angry with mohamed morsi's decree granting himself more power. it includes a statement that his decisions cannot be overruled by the court. protesters say morsi is leading them into another dictatorship. president morsi has said the powers are temporary. >>> 5:09 right now. meteorologist christina loren has been very busy this morning bracing us all for a lot of rain and fog that's going to be there. a busy week ahead. >> this could be one of the more significant weeks when we tally everything up at the end of the year because it's looking that potent. let me tell you a little about what's to come. we've got maybe 4 inches of rain, wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour but not just yet. what you need to know for today is thick follow developing, not as thick as yesterday, not as widespread. nonetheless give yourself extra time and travel cautiously because you will find very thick patches from time to time, especially along the peninsula and up in the north bay. as we head
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
some damp conditions. i'll show you those coming up. >>> 6:09. coming up, the crisis in egypt. the speedy decision that could bring massive political protests to a quick finish. >>> just a few minutes ago the british government released a scathing report into the phone hacking case. we'll take a look at who was affected coming up. >>> and a wild night for san francisco police officers who somehow escaped injuries after a wanted federal parolee slammed right into their patrol car. we'll tell you what happened next and how they caught him. >>> and from the red carpet to a jail cell. more bad news for lindsay lohan, behind bars overnight. we'll tell you what she's in for this time. we'll have that and more just ahead. >>> new this morning, a tense standoff as the san francisco s.w.a.t. team moves into a neighborhood putting it on lockdown overnight. this morning federal charged now facing a suspect who stood his ground for hours against police. the investigation just wrapping up now on holly park circle in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. christie smith is live outsid
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
's friday morning. that's the gazza strip. israel says it was cease-fire on gazza by a visit to egypt's prime minister to the region on the condition that militants do the same. israel has been moving closer towards a ground i evaluation towards the hamas-controlled gazza trip. they have mobilized tens of thousands of troops while it continued aerial attacks and for the first time palestinian militants ladies and gentlemen rockets in tel aviv. one hitting the city and the other hitting the outskirts. it has killed 19 palestinians and three israelis. but millions are watching the battleground online. both sides using the internet to fight a separate war aimed at public influence. for the latest, gene has more on the social media warfare, jeanne? >> jessica, we're seeing a lot of anger here in san francisco on the street and anger online as israel and hamas launch a war of words. an escalation of violence between israel and hamas in gazza brings protesters into the streets in san francisco. it's anger we've seen before but there's a new element triggering tempers around the world. a war
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Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
on the phone with the prime ministers of israel and turkey, with the president of egypt, trying to work out a solution. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> 4:37. new this morning, president obama is on his first post-election trip abroad visiting southeast asia. the president and hillary clinton stopped in myanmar, also known as berma, early this morning. they met with an activist at her home where she spent several years under house arrest. during the visit, they discussed myanmar's efforts to establish a democratic government. >> the friendship between our two countries is of long standing. the united states has been in support of the democracy movement in berma and we are confident this support continues through the difficult years that lie ahead. >> after visiting myanmar, president obama flew to cambodia. the trip makes him the first sitting u.s. president to visit the two countries. >> it will be very interesting watching that one unfold. >> that's right. >> 4:38. christina loren is back with us to tell us what it looks like outside. >> we look pretty good, good morning to you. te
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Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the growing unrest in egypt following the president's sudden power grab. >>> plus, how technology is pushing cursive out of american classrooms. >>> and a look back at the very long and very diverse career of larry hagman. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. so call unitedhealthcare now to enroll or learn more. with this plan, you can save 40% or more on your copays by using a preferred network pharmacy, like walgreens. for example, a network copay of $4 becomes a preferred network copay of $1 when you fill your prescription at any of the 8,000 convenient walgreens locations. so call and enroll today. remember, the premium is just $15 a month. don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. aarp medicarerx saver plus. call now or visit your local walgreens for more information. >>> egyptian opposition leaders are calling for a peaceful protest a
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
surprising cards are placed on the table. >>> and the power struggle in egypt,
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
, and once again here's matt. >> savannah, thanks. turning overseas, violence is still raging in egypt over the president's power graham grab there. nbc eayman mohyeldin is in cairo with the latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. a few days ago president morrisey of egypt was receiving praise from around the world including u.s. president barack obama for brokering that cease-fire and today he's coming under criticism that puts him in conflict with the top judges that. political fight is spilling over into the streets, claiming lives and plunging the country's economy into turmoil, and more importantly it is threatening the country's post-revolutionary progress. for a fourth straight night protest efforts attacked the offices of president mohamed morsi's freedom and justice party. the political wing of the muslim brotherhood. demonstrators are angry at president morsmorsi's latest decision, one that's reverting the country to a dictatorship. >> we want a contry of institutions, not symbolized in one person who makes all decisions and nobody can say no. >> repo
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
a constant barrage of rocket fire. israel will not tolerate this situation. >> tomorrow egypt's prime minister expected to make an unprecedented visit to gaza to try and bring calm. china, france, russia and australia all spoke out today urging both sides to show restraint. >>> a congressional hearing on the deadly terrorist attack in benghazi began today. republicans fired up over how the obama administration handled the tragedy by first reporting it was sparked by anti-american protests. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors. he went to benghazi to a investigate and both parties are hopeful he can clear up who knew what and when. meanwhile, petraeus made a first public remark since resigning last friday. he told a tv reporter he did not share any classified documents with paula broadwell. but officials found classified information on her home computer. classified, but not highly classifi classified. the fbi is investigating how she got them and if there's any wrongdoing. >>> guilty and ordered to pay more than two years after the worst oil spill in u.s.
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gads za today to broker a truce. that attempt failed. both sides racheted up the attacks instead. palestinian mill tanlts fired more rockets from gaza today, some landing near jerusalem and tel aviv. the israeli air force responded with more airstrikes of their own wiping out hamas's observe arsenal. gaza is so densely populated, three days of fighting has left three israelis dead. israel has mobilized 16,000 reservists and moved them towards the border for a full scale ground war. that's sparking outrage throughout the world. protests took place in south korea today. >>> david petraeus testified on capital hill today. behind closed doors petraeus apologized about his affair which prompted him to resign last week. after that it was all benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on septe
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi. >> the goal must reach legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> right now, no sign that a deal is even close. besides a cease fire, hamas wants some of the restrictions eased at the gaza border. israel is demanding a long-term agreement and says that if a diplomatic solution is not reached, they're ready for a ground war. people in the bay area are closely watching these developments unfold. let's check in with jody hernandez. >> reporter: janelle, a lot of folks here in the bay area are feeling a sense of helplessness as they watch the violence unfold in the middle east. many have friends or family members either in israel or in the gaza strip. today we got a very real sense of what families who are living in that region are going through tonight. we caught up with a resident of gaza via skype this afternoon. a woman who's been praying for a cease fire but judging by the shelling outside her house, it hadn't taken hold yet. >> i was feeling relief when i was hearing about the cease fire. oh, my god. just a s
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